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Grady Miller

Bayer Environmental Science Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development & Extension Specialist

Turfgrass Management


Williams Hall 4123A


Dr. Miller’s training was at Louisiana Tech University (B.S. in Agriculture in 1988), Louisiana State University (M.S. in Agronomy & Soils in 1990) and Auburn University (Ph.D. in Agronomy & Soils in 1995). Prior to coming to NCSU, he was an Assistant/Associate/Professor at University of Florida working in Turfgrass Science teaching and research. In 2006 he was appointed Professor of Turfgrass Science at North Carolina State University with extension, research, and teaching appointments.

Dr. Miller directs his extension efforts toward general turfgrass management. The focus of his research program is to improve sports field, golf course, urban turfgrass, and utility turfgrass quality though evaluation of turfgrass management practices and procedures. His research activities are centered on cultivar evaluation, irrigation practices, turfgrass nutrition, and athletic field maintenance practices. He currently teaches the graduate class (CS755) Applied Research Methods and Analysis for Plant Sciences each fall.

He is the co-author of three books: a) Managing Bermudagrass Turf, b) Roadside Turf Management Guide, and 3) Design, Construction, and Management of Bermudagrass Athletic fields. He has published over 500 articles dealing with all phases of turfgrass management.

Dr. Miller provides administrative oversight for the Turfgrass Field Laboratory in Raleigh, NC and is a Co-Director of the Turfgrass Center. He is an active member of the International Turfgrass Society, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and the Sports Turf Managers Association.


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